Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Colbert County

It's unclear what injuries the firefighter sustained.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 12:44 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 1:51 PM

Firefighters in the Shoals battle fridged conditions while trying to put a house fire out Monday morning.

The fire started a little before 9 a.m. at a three-story home off Spring Drive near River Road in Colbert County.

Eight fire departments and three others from Lawrence County all went to the fire. Officials said it was a huge team effort with Brick Hatton, Nitrate City, Leighton, White Oak, LaGrange, Colbert Heights, Littleville, and Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Departments.

Three additional volunteer fire departments from neighboring Lawrence County came to help as well.

Muscle Shoals Firefighters were also on scene along with Colbert County Emergency Management, Helen Keller EMS, and the Colbert County Sheriff's Department.

Officials believe the home was not currently occupied. One firefighter was injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital, but it's unclear what type of injury the firefighter received.

The American Red Cross and Colbert EMA were also on scene to provide tents, heat, food, and water to crews.

It's not clear how the fire started at this time.

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